How to travel from Southampton to Canterbury

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from Southampton to Canterbury

How to get from Southampton to Canterbury by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Southampton to Canterbury is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Southampton to Canterbury

distanceDistance110 miles (178 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $74
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€17) • 5 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $74 (€64) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Southeastern

Take a bus or train to travel 110 miles (178 km) from Southampton to Canterbury. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Southeastern among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Southampton to Canterbury.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Southampton to Canterbury

Southeastern, South Western Railway and National Express will get you to Canterbury from Southampton at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

South Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, providing services in the south and south-west of England. It operates a variety of train types, including high-speed trains, local stopping services, and suburban commuter trains. It also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for South Western Railway include London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo to Weymouth, and London Waterloo to Bournemouth.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Southampton - Canterbury travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Southampton to Canterbury

      FAQs: Travel to Canterbury easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Southampton to Canterbury.

      There are 2 options to travel between Southampton and Canterbury including taking a bus or train.

      The cheapest way to travel between Southampton and Canterbury is a bus with an average price of $20 (€17).

      This is compared to other travel options from Southampton to Canterbury:

      Taking a bus costs $54 (€47) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $74 (€64).

      The fastest way from Southampton to Canterbury is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 30 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Canterbury that take longer:

      Bus takes 5 h 15 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 110 miles (178 km) between Southampton and Canterbury.

      The average frequency per day from Southampton to Canterbury is:

      • 1 bus a day.
      • 12 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Canterbury from Southampton as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Southampton to Canterbury:

      • Buses mostly depart from Southampton Airport Parkway and arrive in Canterbury, University Of Kent.
      • Trains most often depart from Southampton at Southampton Central and arrive in Canterbury at Canterbury West.

      The following travel companies offer services from Southampton to Canterbury:

      • Travel with National Express for buses to Canterbury. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Southampton to Canterbury tickets on Omio for $20 (€17).
      • Southeastern or South Western Railway can get you to Canterbury by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with South Western Railway from Southampton to Canterbury for $74 (€64) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Southampton to Canterbury with the following travel companies:

      • You can book a direct bus with.
      • You can take a direct train with.

      Direct services to Canterbury tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Omio customers who travel from Southampton to Canterbury often also extend their vacation to go to London, Dover, London Victoria, Paris or London Stansted Airport. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Canterbury and these popular destinations at a great price.

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